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The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 14, 2020 23.5k votes 4.1k voters 83.6k views31 items

College football fans, we’re ranking the best Texas Longhorns quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout Texas Longhorns history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. So, if you're looking for a specific UT quarterback, you'll find them on the list below. This Texas football roster has famous All-Americans, Texas quarterbacks in the NFL, and Longhorns players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best Texas QBs include big names like Vince Young and Colt McCoy, as well as former stars such as Major Applewhite, and Chris Simms.

Who are the greatest quarterbacks in Texas Longhorns history? They're all on this comprehensive list of University of Texas at Austin football players who have played as quarterback.

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  • 1
    Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Longhorns career: 2003 - 2005

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    Colt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Longhorns career: 2006 - 2009

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    James Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    James Street

    Longhorns career: 1967 - 1969

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    Major Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time

    Longhorns career: 1998 - 2001

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    Sam Ehlinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Longhorns career: 2017-2018

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    James Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    James Brown

    Longhorns career: 1994 - 1997

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    Peter Gardere is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Peter Gardere

    Longhorns career: 1989 - 1992

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    Chris Simms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Chris Simms

    Longhorns career: 1999 - 2002

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    Marty Akins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Marty Akins

    Longhorns career: 1972 - 1975

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    Todd Dodge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Todd Dodge

    Longhorns career: 1981 - 1985

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    Eddie Phillips is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Eddie Phillips

    Longhorns career: 1969 - 1971

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    Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time

    Longhorns career: 1966 - 1968

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    Robert Brewer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Robert Brewer

    Longhorns career: 1980 - 1982

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    Donnie Little is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Donnie Little

    Longhorns career: 1978 - 1981

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    Shane Buechele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Shane Buechele

    Longhorns career: 2016 - 2017

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    Mike Cotten is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Mike Cotten

    Longhorns career: 1959 - 1961

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    Alan Lowry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Alan Lowry

    Longhorns career: 1972

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    Randy McEachern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Randy McEachern

    Longhorns career: 1977 - 1978

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    Marvin Kristynik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Marvin Kristynik

    Longhorns career: 1963 - 1965

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    David Ash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    David Ash

    Longhorns career: 2011 - 2014

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    Bret Stafford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Bret Stafford

    Longhorns career: 1984 - 1987

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    Jerrod Heard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Jerrod Heard

    Longhorns career: 2015 - 2017

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    Rick McIvor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Rick McIvor

    Longhorns career: 1979 - 1983

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    Chance Mock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Chance Mock

    Longhorns career: 2001 - 2004

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    Case McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Longhorns Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Case McCoy

    Longhorns career: 2010 - 2013

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